Longview, TX — Some wore hoodies. Some wore suits and ties. Others wore T-shirts. But in the crowd of more than 250 people that filled Heritage Plaza on Wednesday night, most wore heavy hearts for the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
“We’re out here supporting Trayvon and his family tonight,” said Longview resident Elaine Alexander. “My prayers go out to the Martin family, and I think justice should be done. This child’s life is lost, wasted.”
The candlelight prayer vigil, which Longview City Councilwoman Kasha Williams said was borne of the idea the community wanted to come together and pray, also gave voice to many feelings about injustice, unity and protecting America’s children.
“My heart is full tonight,” Williams told the crowd. “I am proud to be here tonight.”
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